After a long period of illness, I am now on the road to recovery from neuro-surgery. I was in the hospital for five days. How is it possible to say thank you for saving my life?

Beaumont Hospital


tender moments
as they come
are fleeting
seconds one
by one



out of
the window
planes land
they go
yet inside
the window
as we wait
upon the cruel
untender fate
of force
beyond our ken
we remember when
o yes
we remember when



red lights
in the night
call where
voices fail
and tiredness
into patience
with touch
and ever listening



we wander
now as
victims of
the call
that touches
some so deep
we can but
fall as others
hold for life
now past and
even as those
moments pass
we enter new



I leave you now
not knowing when
I will return
through these
opened doors
I am a gentler man
I am a deeper man
I am

Poetry by Peter Humphreys The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2007-11-10 at 22:19

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Chris Fernie
I had a near-fatal heart attack several years ago, followed by a successful bypass operation. I can remember a Gordian knot of emotions - giddy optimism, dark dread, shaking sadness... but like you I survived to tell the tale, the wonderful tale of being alive!

Keep up the recovery!

With best wishes,

Chris Fernie